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Yamaha P 121 Digital Piano Review

Yamaha P 121 Review

Check Why We Love Yamaha P 121 Portable Digital Piano


In this article we shall elaborate you about the follow up of the world’s best- selling digital piano, P-121.

This is in a way you can say that the little brother to the iconic Yamaha P-125.

P-125 as you know is an 88-key weighted digital piano. Now, the P-121 is a 73- key version of the P-125.

Over the years there has been many requests from artists and musicians for a smaller version of the iconic P-series keyboard. Yamaha has answered the call with the launch of Yamaha P-121.

Let’s have a detailed analysis of the model.

Key Features of P 121

Keys and Voices

Yamaha P 121 has 73 weighted and graded keys and 24 brand- new panel voices. 

For the first time ever in a P-series at this price point we have 4 layer grand piano samples.

These are the most expressive and most dynamic piano samples that has been ever put in the P-series at this price point.

Sound variations that you get with this keyboard are

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You have 20 rhythms, we have upped the rhythm count, all sorts of rhythms like pop and rock and Latin.

You have a two-track recorder in here and also the completely redesigned tweeters.

This keyboard sounds amazing just like the P-125.

Touch sensitivity features

The touch of the keyboard is paramount.

The P-121 has the GHS action just like the world-renowned P-125, so the keys are weighted of course and they are graded, hence they get heavier on the bottom and they get lighter as they go up.

This is just like an acoustic piano because the hammers on an acoustic piano are heavier in the lower register to hit the bigger strings.

Layers and splits

Being a replica of P-125, layering and splitting voices is a breeze, to layer you simply pick the side you want to start with, hold it down and hit another button and you are layered.

The splitting on 121 is made just like 125, easier than ever.

We have a new plus bass button, so you start with the original sound.

You also have 4 new bases to choose from, you have an electric bass, an acoustic upright, a fretless and also an acoustic upright with the ride cymbal.

Compatibility and connectivity option Of Yamaha P 121

Connectivity option of P 121

Just as with P-125, the P-121 is compatible with the smart pianist app.

That is really big deal, as its  free to  download on the iOS store and connectivity is a breeze, standard USB cable and an apple USB to lightning adapter and you are ready to go.

It let’s you navigate the entire of the instrument through a beautiful elegant touch screen app.

There is even a score display, so you can see all the notes of a score.

My Experience With Yamaha P 121

My experience with Yamaha P 121 Digital Portable Piano

You may have a question as to for whom is the P-121?

The question has quite simple answers such as;

For someone who is a little short on space because being that its only 73 keys instead of 88, it takes up less real estate. For someone, who plays out, and able to use it in the field and subways.

With the P-121, you have the optional L-121 stand and the optional LP-1 triple pedal unit.

These accessories can be found in many of the home bundles at Kraft music under great deals for home bundles.

Another really cool and very useful feature especially with the educators in the P-121 is duo mode.

This allows you to split the keyboard and essentially have two different middle C’s.

So, you can have a student in one register and a teacher in another register playing on the same keys in different registers. This piano is really handy because weight is a big requirement for me and cutting down on the weight with the P-121 is a godsend.

What’s there not to love it; its portable, takes up less space, has great sounds same as P-125 and the same great action.

Let’s have a quick overview at the features and specifications of the Yamaha P-121:

  • Light weight and handy keyboard
  • 73 weighted and graded keys
  • Has GHS action
  • Touch sensitive keys
  • Has superb CF sound engine
  • 192 polyphony notes are present
  • 24 types of voices are there
  • 4 types of reverb effects
  • Dual/ layering, split mode and duo modes are also present in it
  • 12cm*2 +4cm*2 speakers are present with awesome sound quality
  • Accessories such as music rest, pedal and AC adaptor are also available
  • Can easily connect to the smart pianist app
  • You can even record your tracks and later playback them

With multiple standard features and to the mark price point, Yamaha P-121 has no shortcomings for you to deny it. Personally, it’s a big yes to this model from my end. Its absolutely a replica of the P-125 which even more enhances its quality and performance.

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